17 June, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: On my mind
Were you a player in that baseball game? I understand that you were something of an athlete in your day, with surfing and so on. I ask because the game seemed to have offered the rare opportunity for some bipartisan good feelings, especially with the Democrats passing on their trophy to Republicans for safe-keeping until the recovery of Rep. Steve Scalise. Good for them!
I also wondered if your name was on the list of Republican congress members found “with” the shooter—though I’m not sure what that word “with” means: on his person? In his belongings? No matter, it would be unsettling to be included in a list of presumably potential targets.
Now I ask: will the good feelings engendered by this atrocity persist? Will you find ways, as a result, to actually work with your Democratic colleagues? And, of course, vice versa? Though it does seem to me, from my side of the fence, that most of the current stalemate can be attributed to now years-long Republican resistance to everything Obama—which seems to dominate your agenda even after Obama’s replacement.
Case in point: the on-going obsession with “Repeal and Replace.” Why is it so hard for you guys to recognize the good in the ACA and work on improving it? Is the hatred so intense?
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.